My friend has been told that a tenant in his IP is not looking after the place and the PM is suggesting he give her notice. There are drawings all over the walls from a child and stains all over the carpet to an extent the place will need to be repainted and recarpeted prior to retenanting the property. However, the PM says she cannot withhold the bond as the paint and carpet are over 7 years old. I have never heard this condition before and could not see any mention in the residential tenancy handbook. Since the tenant is currently paying her rent and the damage is already done, it seems kind of pointless to force her out now and be hit up for several thousand dollars in repairs. I think the PM is really suggesting he throws her out as the body corporate has complained that the yard is messy and she doesn't want to deal with the body corporate. She has shown next to no concern regarding other issues, which only affect the owner. It was originally rented to this tenant as a single person, but now there is a child and also a dog, which has only just been mentioned now that it has been found to be part of the cause for the carpet damage as it hasn't been kept outside as was apparently agreed with the tenant, but never discussed with the landlord. Any thoughts on the supposed 7 year rule on damage to walls, carpets? Would you throw her out or just kick the can down the road till she leaves on her own?